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Feeding Kids – Kids Thrive 365

1 in 7 children in South Jersey struggles with hunger.

young boy smiling holding a carton of milk

Hunger impacts a child’s ability to learn, sleep well, and grow and develop properly. The Food Bank of South Jersey has many programs designed specifically to combat childhood hunger and ensure that each child has the opportunity to be their best each and every day – which is why we call this collective Kids Thrive 365.

smiling girl with her lunch

Afterschool Snack Pack

An after school-hours snack program that offers healthy snacks to help meet the nutritional needs of children who may have little to no food to eat between their school lunch and school breakfast the next morning.

masked volunteer helping a young boy

Weekend Meal Pack

A supplemental meals program that provides pre-packed meals to children to take home every weekend, when they do not have access to free and reduced meals at school.

smiling girl with her lunch

School Pantry

A pantry program through which nutritious food is delivered monthly to selected schools to support children and their families.

smiling boy with his lunch

Summer Meals

A program that bridges the summer ‘meal gap’ by providing food to children throughout the summer months when school has ended, and the free and/or reduced-cost breakfasts and lunches are no longer available.

Every day, in every community, children go to bed hungry.  According to the latest estimates, Nearly 40,000 children in the South Jersey region are food insecure.  That means…

food-insecure children in Burlington County
food-insecure children in Camden County
food-insecure children in Gloucester County
food-insecure children in Salem County
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